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P.O. Box 387, St. Peteesburg, Florida 

Second Class postage paid at St. Petersburg, Fla. 

VOL. I, No. 9 OCTOBER, 1959 

Published Monthly Except August 

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This issue of the Bulletin of Florida Presby- 
terian College contains general information about 
the College and is intended primarily for pro- 
spective undergraduates, their parents, teachers, 
counselors and secondary schools. More detailed 
information may be found in the "Courses of 
Instruction" catalog and by writing the Director 
of Admissions. 

Printed in U. S. A. 

Prepared by Russell Clarke, Inc. 

St. Petersburg, Florida 

"The object of the college is the intellectual and 
spiritual life. Its life and disciplines are meant to be 
a process of preparation, not a process of information 
. . . the life which enables the mind to comprehend 
and make proper use of the modern world and all its 
opportunities." — Woodrow Wilson 



Introduction — Dr. William H. 

Kadel, President 3 

Aims of the Institution 5 

General Requirements for 

Graduation 6 

The Ways 7 

Independent Learning 7 

Qualitative Assessment 10 

Basic Values II 

The Means 12 

Unification of Knowledge 12 

William Luther Cobb Library 14 

The Faculty 14 

The Student 15 

The Curriculum 19 

Admission Requirements 24 

Financing Your Education 27 

Facilities of Florida Presbyterian 

College 29 

Campus Life 31 

After College 33 


Philip J. Lee, Chairman of the Board Tampa, Florida 

Rev. Clem E. Bininger, D.D., Vice Chairman....Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

L. Allen Morris, Treasurer Miami, Florida 

J. Leo Chapman, Secretary West Palm Beach, Florida 

W. D. Bach Alfred A. McKethan 

Pensacola, Florida Brooksville, Florida 

Rev. Andrew W. Blackwood, Jr. Elwyn L. Middleton 

West Palm Beach, Florida Palm Beach, Florida 

W. L. Cobb Rev. Clyde L. M>ers, D.D. 

St. Petersburg, Florida Coral Gables, Florida 

Henry G. Coleman M. G. Nelson 

Daytona Beach, Florida Panama City, Florida 

Thomas E. David David W. Proffitt 

Hollywood, Florida Maryville, Tennessee 

William H. Dial J. Wayne Reitz, Ph.D. 

Orlando, Florida Gainesville, Florida 

Rev. John B. Dickson, D.D. Rev. Richard L. Scoggins, Th.M. 

Tampa, Florida Panama City, Florida 

Mrs. J. M. Douglas Robert T. Sheen 

Weirsdale, Florida St. Petersburg, Florida 

Rev. Paul M. Edris, D.D. R. McDonald Smith 

Daytona Beach, Florida Jacksonville, Florida 

Colin English, Sr. William C. Spitzer 

Tallahassee, Florida Miami, Florida 

John Fahs Gamette J. Stollings 

Leesburg, Florida St. Petersburg, Florida 

Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Thomas B. Swann 

Frostproof, Florida Winter Haven, Florida 

Rev. Robert B. Hamilton, D.D. John B. Turner 

Winter Haven, Florida Miami, Florida 

Rev. Jack G. Hand, D.D. Frank D. Upchurch 

Jacksonville, Florida St. Augustine, Florida 

Sen. Spessard L. Holland William W. Upham 

Bartow, Florida St. Petersburg Beach, Florida 

Robert M. King General James A. Van Fleet (Ret.) 

St. Petersburg, Florida Auburndale, Florida 

Clyde C. Long J. J. Williams 

Ocala, Florida Sarasota, Florida 

Rev. D. P. McCeachy, Jr., D.D. Rev. Ronald S. Wilson, D.D. 

Clearwater, Florida Miami, Florida 


This catalogue presents an invitation to young 
people to participate in the founding of a new 
college in Florida. It is directed to youth, their 
parents, teachers and counselors, in an effort to 
tell the full story of Florida Presbyterian College. 

Florida Presbyterian College is an institution 
of Christian Higher Education founded by the 
Presbyterians of Florida and is located in St. 
Petersburg. The college will enroll its first class 
. . . freshmen only ... at the Maritime School, 
(its temporary campus), on September 2, 1960. 
The permanent campus is a 260 acre, water-front 
site on Boca Ceiga Bay and construction of 
buildings is scheduled to begin in September 

This new institution is a college of liberal 
arts. Its curriculum has been designed to present 
to the student the heritage of the past, to develop 
in him an appreciation of the totality of life, to 
teach him to use his mental and spiritual abilities 
fully, and to make him capable of wise and ethical 
judgments. He will be introduced to the broad 
fields of the humanities and the social and nat- 
ural sciences and will receive a foundation for 
life and work and for the pursuit of specialized 

The life of the college will be thoroughly 
Christian. Thus, the student will receive the 
greatest possible motivaton for academic achieve- 
ment and the highest possible inspiration for 
moral commitment. So also shall the significance 
of each individual scholar be paramount. 

Graduates of Florida Presbyterian College 
will be prepared to assume positions of respon- 
sible leadership having been educated for "com- 
petence" and "conscience." 

In the following pages the program by which these ideals will 
be realized is defined and described. The founding of the new in- 
stitution is an adventure. At Florida Presbyterian College the faculty, 
students, and administrative leaders will work together, pioneering 
in fellowship, to lead the new college toward its greatest possible 

William Howard Kadel, D.D., TH.D. 

Interim Campus 

Modern, air-conditioned educational facility on Bayboro 
Harbor near famous Al Lang Field, parks, tennis courts, 
downtown shopping and million dollar pier. See page 29 


The basic goal of the quaHty, liberal arts education offered at Florida Presbyterian Col- 
lege is to open new horizons to its students. Its emphasis is on growth and individual attainment. 
It endeavors, in every aspect, to encourage creative action and the power of decision on the basis 
of informed and thoughtful judgment, consciously pursued. The young men and women who 
attend this college must possess an eagerness to learn, a desire to grow physically, intellechially 
and spiritually, and have a willingness to accept much of the responsibility for their own leammg. 

Florida Presbyterian College has a deep concern for its shidents and seeks in every way 
through its faculty and facilities to stimulate the realization of individual potential and to incul- 
cate the seriousness of the shident's vocation. In the guidance of stiident development, the col- 
lege entreats its students, as subjects of the learning process, to be emotionally independent, to 
think for tiiemselves, to exercise as citizens of a democratic society their right and duty of per- 
sonal judgment. As individuals, the students are encouraged to have the stiengtii to stand in 
solitary responsibility lest they become molded into personalities witiiout purpose or identity 
who reflect only the wishes of others and who change with every new prevailing circumstance. 
It plans to confront them with the conflicts of culture and to arouse within them the feelings 
of anxiety that should intensify their search for meaningful and applicable values and aid tiiern 
in evolving an understanding of themselves and their studies in relation to culhire, creation and 
the Ultimate. 

As a Christian institiition of higher learning, Florida Presbyterian CoUege acknowledges as 
its primary search "the knowledge of God and knowledge of ourselves as revealed in Jesus 
Christ." It purposes to nurhire the beliefs and attitudes that are central to the Christian mter- 
pretation of man, to employ faith as a probing and vitalizing force and not as a substitiite for 
mental lethargy, and to inspire a strong sense of Christian moral obligation for involvement and 
leadership in local and global events. 

Florida Presbyterian College maintains a unified academic community in which each mem- 
ber's recognition and security depends on the pursuit and attainment of scholarly interests and 
Christian relationships. Here learning is regarded as personal because of the realization tiiat 
knowledge comes through otiiers ... of differing as well as similar backgrounds and pursuits. 
All methods for the establishment of trutii in every aspect of life are employed to provide insights 
and skill which train and excite the intellect and emotions for creative and imaginative expres- 
sion Freedom of thought is cherished, unfettered by arrogant assertions of opinion and pious 
devotion to blind tradition. It fosters a settling in which tiie respect for human dignity and tiie 
firmness in exercising moral responsibility is supported by the belief that humanity was created 
by God for one great cooperation. 


In the hope of accompHshing in its students a common, insightful understanding of the many 
fields of human knowledge, graduates must meet the following general requirements: 

1. Show ability to read critically and with discernment, write correctly and with conviction, 
and speak fluently and with force. 

2. Have an informed acquaintance with their human heritage through the study of many 
great classic and contemporary works of literature, art and music and demonstrate an 
understanding of the principles upon which critical judgment is made in these fields. 

3. Have a knowledge of the historical development of our American society and other se- 
lected major societies, basic social relations, processes and institutions, and the methods 
available today for the study of man in society. 

4. Be acquainted with the physical and natural sciences and demonstrate proficiency in uti- 
lizing the methods and instruments developed in them. 

5. Have a thorough acquaintance with major philosophical and religious concepts, particu- 
larly those of the Christian faith that have been mediated primarily through the Church. 

6. Demonstrate skill in reading, writing and speaking a foreign language and understand 
the culture to which the language is native. 

7. Exhibit ability to do independent work through individual research and study and, in 
some cases, by the completion of a thesis. 

8. Demonstrate the acquisition of certain bodily skills and a knowledge of the underlying 
physiological principles and processes of such skills. 

Florida Presbyterian College endeavors to provide all its students . . . regardless of their 
major fields of study and plans beyond the undergraduate years . . . with educational experiences 
which are basic to lasting personal satisfactions, personal integration and social usefulness. 
Through active participation in the educational process this becomes an eminently practical 
education with direct meaning for one's vocation and avocations. 

In actual practice, its liberal arts program is complete in itself. In addition, the curriculum 
provides specific career preparation courses. The graduate can be prepared for going on to a 
professional career in the ministry, medicine, law, education, business or graduate work in spe- 
cialized fields. As something more than the passive recipient of textbook information, the grad- 
uates of Florida Presbyterian College should display the life-long attributes of always seeking 
deeper insight, comprehension and understanding in all situations ... of always maintaining 
the whole, Christian view . . . and of always following courses of action which extend their 
capabilities and responsibilities to their own betterment and that of our society. 


Florida Presbyterian College has been founded to provide an education of the highest quality 
to young men and women who possess an eagerness to learn, a desire to grow and a willingness 
to accept the responsibility of the student's vocation. The college, its trustees, administration and 
faculty are dedicated to the development of those attributes of insight and understanding ... of 
the Christian "whole view" . . . which measure the educated person. 


In order to carry out such a total program efficiently and at a minimum cost per student, 
emphasis and innovations in independent learning will be carried out by all students through 
the four undergraduate years. Specifically, this program has been designed to generate inde- 
pendence in thinking and study in order to produce greater understanding, inspire personal 
initiative and to develop acceptance of responsibility. While independent study, under faculty 
guidance and review, is emphasized throughout the entire college program, the development and 
maintenance of this attitude of responsibilitv will be brought about through the following 
means . . . 

1. The Mid-Winter Semester. The Fall Semester, beginning early in September, and the 
Spring Semester, beginning early in February, will be divided by a special four week 
Mid- Winter Semester period for all students. This program has been designed to develop, 
through the close relationship with a teacher in study, the qualities of self-discipline 
in pursuits of which the student himself is the prime explorer. During the freshman and 
sophomore years, students will have their choice of doing research in conjunction with 
one of the courses taken in the preceding Fall Semester. In the junior year, the research 
will be part of the general seminar the student chose for studv during the previous Fall 
Semester. During the senior year, the time available to the student will be used in pre- 
paring for the comprehensive examination in a major field or in doing thesis research. In 
the execution of this program, each participating professor will direct 15 to 18 students. 
Under the guidance of the professor of his or her choice, each student will work inde- 
pendently on one of three research topics previously announced bv that professor. Teach- 
ers will consult regularly throughout the Mid-Winter Semester with their student group, 
as individuals and colIecti\ely. Supplementing the courses of instruction during the Fall 
and Spring Semesters, the activity in independent studv during the Mid-Winter period 
affords an unusual opportunity for all students to engage in creati\e intellectual achieve- 
ment. The student will be encouraged not only to grasp the subject of his independent 
study, but also to evaluate it and its implications in terms of his own critical capacit)' 
and experience. 

President Dwight D. Eisenhower 

First Charter Alumnus of Florida Presbyterian College 

Making the presentation at the White House were, I. to r.. 
Congressman William C. Cramer, College President 
William H. Kadel, and Philip J. Lee, Chairman 
of the Board of Trustees. 


2. Discussion Periods. In conjunction with the Western CiviHzation Program, and the Chris- 
tian Faith and Great Issues Course, discussion periods will be set aside for small groups 
of students to provide an opportunity for open, active discussion and critical evaluation 
of each other's ideas and work. Similar to the proven preceptorial system in purpose, it 
will provide a setting for stimulating discourse of a give and take nature with their con- 
temporaries in the subject under study, all under the guidance and stimulus of the 

3. Laboratories. Students engaged in courses in the natural sciences will undertake programs 
of laboratory practice and research. Traditional manual exercises and "experiments" will 
be minimized. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring the ability to distinguish theory and 
experimentation, understanding principles, exploring the advantages and limitations of 
methods, critical reading and evaluation of experiments, the necessity of design and 
individual analysis. In the science area, the small laboratory meeting takes the place of 
the discussion groups and provides an excellent environment for the interchange of ideas 
and methods. 

4. Senior Seminars. In his senior year, a student is required in the Fall and Spring Semes- 
ters to take a seminar in his major field of study. At the recommendation of the staff 
members of any academic discipline certain seniors may pursue an independent program 
of study and research in lieu of the senior seminar. This is the Senior Honors program 
and a major thesis, the result of either laboratory research or topical research, shall be 
required in fulfillment of this program. 

5. Question and Answer Recitation Periods. ( "X" periods ) Large lecture-discussion classes 
will be supplemented with optional weekly question and answer recitation periods, simi- 
lar to an open forum, to afi'ord the individual student an opportunity to volunteer a 
question, an opinion or to seek an answer to specific questions in the subject. 

6. Comprehensive Examinations and Thesis. In addition to fulfilling course requirements 
and maintaining a satisfactory academic level, the awarding of the Degree of Bachelor 
of Arts or Bachelor of Science is contingent upon each student completing during his or 
her senior year a series of comprehensive examinations or a senior thesis in the field of 
major study. Time for final preparation for these undertakings is provided during the 
Mid-Winter Semester of the senior year. 

7. Mass and Large Lecture Classes. It is the consensus of most educators and institutions 
of higher learning that students undergoing this form of instruction are placed more on 
their own and tend to develop a greater sense of responsibility for academic work and 
achievement in the subject. Limited learning experiences of this nature should contribute 
to independent action on the part of the student. 

8. Student Government. In the areas of student government and social life of the campus, 
emphasis will be on individual responsibility and expression. An undergraduate Honor 
System will be in effect in all phases of campus life. 

Throughout the undergraduate life of every student at Florida Presbyterian College, and 
particularly in the eight areas described above, there is an emphasis on the student becoming 
an active participant in the educational process as opposed to being merely a credulous recipient 
of "spoon-fed" information. Independent study is a vital part of the curriculum and through it 
each student is exposed to the satisfaction implicit in individual research and accomplishment. 
Through independent analysis and assessment of the given subject, an appreciation of the ability 
to learn and the strength of intellectual accomplishment becomes a part of the emerging student's 
personality and will bring lasting benefits beyond the academic years. 


The evaluation of the student at Florida Presbyterian College is considered in the light of 
the educational opportvmity for each student, rather than in the fulfillment of an arbitrary set of 
course requirements. The standards of the institution emphasize quality rather than quantity 
and a degree shall be awarded for a student's consistently high quality of performance in learn- 
ing as opposed to debits and credits in academic hours. The college gives recognition to individ- 
uals who achieve excellence in study and stands ready to encourage those who strive. The college 
does not admit a student on the basis of certain units of work at the secondary level, but on the 
basis of demonstrated performance level and potential for scholarship 

Throughout the student's undegraduate career, his or her work will be closely scrutinized 
in all particulars. A marking system will be employed whereby the student has full knowledge 
of grades only during the freshman and sophomore years. Furthermore, should it be felt that 
a student has not taken advantage of his educational opportunity and failed to express in his 
work his potential, through a lack of responsibility and interest, even though he may have "pass- 
ing" grades, by action of a faculty committee he will be asked to withdraw from the college 
for the period of one year. At the end of that year such students may apply for readmittance 
and be accepted if they can demonstrate seriousness of intent concerning their future efforts. 



One of the basic tenets of the Christian faith is that man hves in a moral universe and 
human life in that universe requires values. If education is "the means by which an adult gen- 
eration transmits to the oncoming generation equipment it deems necessary for a good life" 
emphasis must be placed on those factors which more than anything else determine a good life. 
Florida Presbyterian College is concerned not only with the intellectual virtues of "diligence, 
intellectual honesty, scope of knowledge, dialectical agility and aesthetic sentiment," but those 
factors which more truly promulgate and perpetuate a society — charity and compassion, individ- 
ual freedom, respect for the individual, solitary responsibility, the brotherhood of man in Christ 
and the Fatherhood of God. It is most important that such values pervade our culture and in the 
setting of higher education be present, be elaborated and be explored. 

The college encourages and develops a firm moral dimension on its campus through: 

1. The employment of faculty members who share the conviction that values are to be 
taught through personal example and habits, and who will strive to develop a campus 
attitude that embodies judgments considered appropriate to the Christian faith. 

2. Regular voluntary assemblies of worship in which spiritual welfare of the total commu- 
nity shall be the sole purpose. 

3. Religious convocations and symposia. 

4. The encouragement to its students to establish an Honor System and a Student Gov- 
ernment based on democratic principles. 

5. The impact of the many aspects of its academic program, particularly a second year 
elective course entitled "The Search for and Judgment of Values," the "Western Civili- 
zation" program and the "Christian Faith and Great Issues" course. 

6. A formally and informally structured counseling program. 

It is a primary aim of Florida Presbyterian College to inspire young men and women to 
enthusiasm for such Christian values as well as for intellectual pursuits. 



Dedication to effective, Christian higher education is the chief characteristic of Florida 
Presbyterian College. Relatively small in size, with a total student body of twelve hundred 
young men and women, the curriculum deliberately concentrates on the arts and sciences. This 
dedication and size give the college, to a large degree, the intimacy and cohesiveness which 
characterize the quality, church-related, liberal arts college. 

From the time a student enters Florida Presbyterian College until graduation, he comes 
under the influence of highly competent teachers, men who actively and successfully pursue 
scholarship. The student meets his teachers regularly, not only in large lectures, but in small 
discussion and recitation periods and in the laboratories. He has constant access to a new col- 
lege library of major proportions and to modem laboratories equipped for individual experimen- 
tation and training. Particularly during the first two college years, every student will have the 
opportunity to explore widely and to build the broad base upon which his divisional specializa- 
tion of upperclass years will be spent. 

At the end of each student's freshman year, he will prepare, with the assistance and advice 
of his faculty counselor, a projected academic program for the remainder of his higher educa- 
tion. This individual program will be revised by the student at the end of the sophomore year 
on the basis of his added experience and desire to concentrate in the field of his greatest aptitude 
and interest. The faculty counselor will assist the student in this academic program revision 
which will then be submitted for final approval to the college's Committee of Academic Review. 
In this way, each student is assured of personal, close guidance of the most helpful kind in es- 
tablishing and realizing his or her educational goals. 

It is the aim of the curriculum of Floirda Presbyterian College to train its students, mentally 
and morally, first for excellence as opposed to mediocrity; second, for creativity, innovation and 
discovery as opposed to convention and comfort; third, for depth and breadth as opposed to shal- 
lowness; fourth, for independent reflection and judgment as opposed to dependent, unreflective 
acceptance; and, fifth, for the equality of opportunity within a free community and the maximum 
growth and expression of each individual's potential at all le\'els in the learning process as op- 
posed to regimentation and depersonalization. 


In order to realize the educational aims of the liberal arts program, the curriculum of 
Florida Presbyterian College emphasizes the inter-relationship and unification of knowledge. 
During the freshman and sophomore years, all students must satisfactorily complete the course 


of study in "Western Civilization and Its Christian Heritage." Encompassing all of recorded his- 
tory, this program examines man's works in every possible light, relating one to the other and 
emphasizing throughout the impact and central importance of Christianity. This course will be 
taught by a "team" composed of ten key staff members from differing academic disciplines. To- 
gether these teachers will design and present the course. Each will lecture, attend each other's 
lectures and meet weekly to evaluate the presentations and prepare for leading the student dis- 
cussion sessions. It is planned that at a later time, five other teachers will organize and conduct 
an Eastern Civilization course. Ultimately a total of twenty-five staff members will be involved 
in the task of integrating their efforts and talking across discipline lines. Students will have 
the opportunity from the very outset of their college careers to experience "the relatedness of 

During the third year every student will participate in a Junior General Seminar, designed 
to extend the educational experience and process beyond the student's major field of study. In 
each case, the emphasis will be on the inter-relationship and unity of all knowledge and learn- 
ing to a specific field. All junior students wHl be required, too, to complete satisfactorily the 
two semester course in "World Literature," designed to develop a critical appreciation of great 
literature, predicated on the study of selected literary masterpieces through the ages and from 
all countries. 

At the senior year level, all students will participate in "The Christian Faith and Great Is- 
sues" course which will relate the Christian Faith to contemporary life and problems. It should 
be noted that each class as it enters Florida Presbyterian College and progresses through the four 
undergraduate years undertakes at the same time as a class one specific course each year. In a 
sense, this emphasizes community in that there is a common academic experience by all mem- 
bers of the same class. (Western Civilization in the first tsvo years, World Literature in the 
junior year and The Christian Faith and Great Issues in the senior year. ) 

Other phases of the curriculum have been designed to afford each student the opportuni- 
ties to explore and to discover the relationship of a given subject or course to a broad and \aried 
background of other areas and fields of study as well as the opportunity to explore the depths of 
his or her specialized field. For example, during the junior and senior years, the curriculum af- 
fords considerable latitude in elective courses which may be pursued by the student in accom- 
plishing the requirements of the major field of study. Other means to realize the educational 
aims of the liberal arts program will include the structuring of the faculty into divisions. The or- 
ganization of the faculty in this manner, as opposed to a strict departmental system (such as 
History, Chemistry or French ) , increases the probability of communication across discipline Unes. 


Any curriculum revision within a specific discipline would become a matter not only of those 
with that discipline but to all in the same division, again emphasizing the inter-relationship of 

It is planned that closed-circuit television will be installed in the dormitories, several class- 
rooms on the new campus and the Student Union. Its use in supporting all classroom presenta- 
tions is unlimited. For example, a student of art, sitting in a dormitory lounge on an evening 
when "supplementary" programs are being presented, may become involved in a discussion with 
a student of psychology as they watch together a film recommended for viewing by the instruc- 
tor of Psychology. It becomes not only an effective device for supplementing classroom presen- 
tations, and the total college program, but also for involving one student in the education of 
another student and in implementing the talking and understanding across disciplinary lines. 


The role of the library is central in Florida Presbyterian College's liberal arts program. The 
emphasis on independent work requires strong library resources and the initial goal of 100,000 
selected volumes to be maintained in the William Luther Cobb Library will be available to all 
undergraduates through the "open stack" system. Every student will be able to wander freely 
through the library shelves, gaining the advantage of immediate, convenient and uninterrupted 
access to the books. With all students expected to undertake extensive and individual investiga- 
tion of the various fields of knowledge, it is expected that the free access in the library to 
the materials and broad resources of the library will permit the undergraduate to pursue the sub- 
ject under study in depth and in its relationship to other fields. Dormitory libraries and student 
assistants in various courses will likewise make their contribution to the process of inter-disci- 
plinary discourse at the college. 


The teaching staff at Florida Presbyterian College is equipped to meet the responsibilities it 
has assumed. In practice and principle, the college faculty strives to make an actuality of the 
inter-relationship and unification of knowledge. Outstanding teacher-scholars have been recruited 
from leading colleges and universities throughout the United States, joining in the unique and 
thrilling experience of founding a new institution dedicated to a program of quality education. 
Virtually every member of the Florida Presbyterian College, regardless of status or tenure, com- 
bines scholarship and teaching to an extraordinary degree. 


The criteria for a faculty member, as set forth by the Trustees of the college, call for a 
teacher (a) who has depth and command in his field of specialization, yet possesses a breadth of 
cultural background as to enable him to relate his own disciplines to the totality of experience; 
(b) who demonstrates personal and professional growth through involvement in research, pub- 
lication and professional participation; (c) who inspires students in his respect for his profession 
and in his ability to make them think and act independently, maximally and creatively; (d) who 
extends himself to his students in service, to his colleagues in cooperation and to his community 
in concern; and (e) whose Christian character the students will want to emulate. 

Florida Presbyterian College encourages the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake as well as 
for practical use in living. Knowledge as a path to wisdom should be shared . . . and in all cases 
the dangers of narrow specialization should be avoided. The faculty, in and of itself, constantly 
strives to be both intensive and comprehensive in its teaching in order to develop fully the proper 
motivations and attitudes of learning as well as scholarship. 


Florida Presbyterian College earnestly seeks out as students, young men and women who dis- 
play an eagerness to learn . . . who possess the desire to grow physically, intellectually and 
spiritually . . . who indicate a willingness to accept much of the responsibility for their own 
learning. Prospective students should be mature enough to realize the investment, seriousness 
and challenge in their college experience. They should be concerned about contributing the very 
best they have to offer in ability, friendship and loyalty to the vocation as a student at Florida 
Presbyterian College. They should feel themselves obligated to support to the fullest an honor 
system of conduct and in every way bend their efforts toward creating a college atmosphere that 
is Christian in its academic, social and religious outlook ... a community promoting the fullest 
expression of each of its members. 

In summary, it should be emphasized that the entire staff" of Florida Presbyterian College, 
and inevitably the student body, are involved in efforts to unify knowledge and without depriv- 
ing anyone, faculty or student, of his pursuit of specialized information. This, then, is Florida 
Presbyterian College ... an environment designed and constantly cultivated to inspire learning. 
Here the student enjoys the opportunity of intellectual stimulus in a relatively small college com- 
munity ... on a self-contained campus within one of the great cities of Florida.. From the day 
of entering onto the campus all the facilities and means of Florida Presbyterian College are di- 
rected to providing an educational experience which will meet the student's interest and call 
forth the best of his or her abilities. 


Ground clearing began in October, 1959. 

The Campus at Maximo Point 

A visualization of the new campus of Florida Presbyterian 
College created bij world-famous architectural ftrms. 

deUcQc dnHipus 

Aerial view of campus site 

Next-door neighbor: $22,000,000 Sunshirte Skyway. 

A Magnificent Wateifwnt Setting 

Extending westward from Skyway Boulevard {U. S. 19) to the 
shoreline of Boca Ciega Bay, Florida Presbyterian College 
will be an outstanding landmark in the field of campus design. 


Western Civilization and 
Its Christian Heritage 







Mid-Winter Semester .... 

Individual study and research 

Western Civilization and 
Its Christian Heritage 

Language Math ! Science 



Western Civilization and 
Its Christian Heritage 







Mid-Winter Semester .... 

Individual study and research 

Western Civilization and 
Its Christian Heritage 


Language Social Electives 
Science (Two 
1 Elective i courses) 


Junior General Seminar 

World Elective 

Major Program 

(Two courses) 


Mid-Winter Semester — Research in conjunction ivith the Junior General Seminar 

Junior General Seminar 



Major Program 

(Two courses) 

Christian Faith 
and. Great Issues 

Electives Major Program 
(Two courses) Electives 

(Two courses) 


Mid-Winter Semester — Th 


or Major Comprehensive Examination 


Christian Faith 
and Great Issues 

(Two courses) 

Major Program 

(Two courses) 



The awarding of the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science to any student is 
contingent upon his or her fulfilling the program elaborated below and diagrammed on Page 18. 

A. Students must have satisfactorily completed 39 courses (equivalent to 123 course hours) with 
an overall academic average of C and an academic average of C-f- in their field of concentration, 
and have satisfactorily performed on comprehensive examinations and/or thesis examination. 

B. Students must have satisfactorily completed within their total four year program of study 
the following: 

1. Western Civilization and its Christian Heritage — a two year program taught weekly in 
four mass lecture sessions and two one and one half hour small group (15 students) discussion 

Each period in recorded history is studied in terms of man's religious, scientific, social, eco- 
nomic and political development and his literary, artistic and musical works. The course spans 
the events from the period of the pre-Greek cultures to current developments and trends in the 
modern world. 

At the very onset of the course and particularly throughout the first year emphasis is placed 
upon the impact of the Judeo-Christian tradition and its meaning as it relates to all knowledge. 
The historical-redemptive message as revealed in the Holy Scriptures is seen as central in the 
interpretation of man's sojourn. 

Weekly papers will be written by each student and evaluated on the basis of accuracy, clar- 
ity and maturity of expression. 

2. Language — three small lecture-discussion sessions and a two hour laboratory period each 

A student must demonstrate an ability to read with understanding a foreign language, to 
write and speak it with an acceptable degree of proficiency and to have a learned acquaintance 
with the culture of the country or countries to which the language is nati\'e. Emphasis in all 
courses is placed on conversation and composition. 

Proficiency tests shall be administered to all students upon entrance to college and at the 
close of each semester. If successful, certification in a language will be given and fulfillment of 
the language requirement recognized at that time. Lacking such certification students will con- 
tinue to take further classroom and laboratory work until they ha^'e completed such courses as will 
in themselves qualify them for certification. Proficiency indices are based on Junior year level 


A student entering college with two years of a foreign language will be required typically to 
begin that language at the second year level providing he or she desires to continue in that lan- 
guage and can qualify for second year work. Students who cannot qualify for the second year 
courses and desire to pursue further study of the language taken in high school must begin at 
the first year level and will not receive course credit for that year's work in language. 

The student studying a classical language must demonstrate an ability to read with under- 
standing in Latin or Greek and a broad knowledge in Roman or Greek history and thought. Lab- 
oratory periods will be conducted in conjunction with the classical language courses. 

3. Mathematics — three small lecture-discussion sessions and one "X" or laboratory period 

A student must satisfactorily complete two term courses in Mathematics. Pre-requisite to 
all mathematics courses is the first semester course, "Finite Mathematics," designed to provide the 
student with an understanding of the rationale and function of modern mathematics. The follow- 
ing topics are studied in this course: logic, truth tables, sets and relations, number systems and 
counting, probability theory, and vectors and matrices. 

For students who have completed this first course and wish to take a terminal course a sec- 
ond semester course entitled "Mathematics and Man" is offered and relates the impact of mathe- 
matics on man as seen through the centuries from Pythagoras to the present. Particular refer- 
ence is made to the contributions of mathematics to the natural and social sciences, literature, 
theology and art. 

"Calculus and Analytic Geometry" will be taken as the second course in mathematics by stu- 
dents who have completed the first course and intend to pursue natural science or mathematics 
as a major. This course is also required of social science students who plan to take "Statistics." 

Students who do poorly in the first course will take as a sequel course "Algebra and Trigo- 
nometry." This course includes the study of functions, equations, inequalities and analytic trigo- 

4. Science — three large lecture-discussion sessions and one tliree-hour laboratory period 
each week in all introductory courses. Advanced courses will be taught by the small lecture- 
discussion laboratory method. 

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts program are required to complete satisfactorily a year 
of study in one of the following two term courses: "General Biology" (a critical analysis of the 
life processes and synthesis of basic facts and concepts) or "An Introduction to Physical Science" 
(a study of the discovery and growth of basic physical theories from Galileo to the present). In 
both courses emphasis is placed on the meaning of science and the scientific method. 


Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science program will take as a first course "Modern General 
Chemistry." In addition to emphasizing the meaning of science and the scientific method, this 
course will present a survey of the basic principles of chemistry and a study of recent develop- 
ments in the field. 

5. Physical Education — one lecture-discussion session and one two-hour activities-demon- 
stration period each week. Course credit for the two year program, designed particularly to meet 
the needs and interests of each student, is awarded at the end of the second year providing a stu- 
dent has satisfactorily completed all phases of the program. 

The two year program includes a study of the history and philosophy of Physical Education, 
Physical Hygiene and training in the rules and skills of tennis, baseball, water sports, golf, foot- 
ball, soccer, gymnastics, etc. Also a student must demonstrate proficiency in swimming. 

Students who have been excused by the college physician from participation in activities 
periods are expected to do additional class assignments in lieu of engaging in the activities 

6. Social Science — three lecture-discussion sessions and one "X" or laboratory period each 

Typically during their Sophomore year students will take two of the following courses: 
American Colonial History, English History, Principles of Government and Politics, American Na- 
tional Government, Principles of Behavior, Individual Behavior, Principles of Sociology, Cultural 
Anthropology, and Principles of Economics (a two semester course, which, if both semesters are 
taken, will fulfill the social science requirement ) . 

7. Junior General Seminar — optional scheduling each week by the professor. During both 
semesters of their Junior year students will take a general seminar in other than their major field 
of study. Such courses will explore a given topic within the framework of a specific academic 
discipline, but from the point of view of bringing to bear on the topic information from related 

In such a seminar entitled "Culture and Neuroses," offered in the academic discipline of 
Psychology, a student would read in the fields of Cultural Anthropology, Psychopathology and 
Social Psychology, Philosophy and Theology. He would also have an opportvinity to study and 
discuss in conjunction with the course such works as Death of A Salesman, Harvey, Man in a 
Grey Flannel Suit, The Organization Man and Status Seekers. 

Several months prior to the presentation of these seminars professors will place in the library 
for student examination and choice syllabi of their intended seminar offerings. An early regis- 
tration will be held and each seminar will be limited in enrollment to 15 students. Too, much of 
the responsibility for course presentations will be placed on the student in the way of prepared 
papers, debate, discussion, etc. 


8. World Literature (in translation) — three small lecture-discussion sessions and one "X" 
period weekly. 

The aims of the course are the study of "literature as literature" with a view to broadening 
students' understanding and enjoyment of literature, the development in them of a basis for in- 
telligent criticism, and the provision for a foundation for further study in literature. The course 
will be developed around selected masterpieces of world literature. 

9. Senior Seminar. Optional scheduling each week by the professor. 

In both semesters of their senior year students must take a seminar in their field of concen- 
tration. Students authorized by the professors in their major field may take the equivalent of 
two courses each semester in a program of independent research and study under the supervi- 
sion of one of the major professors. In this latter case, the Senior Honors program, a thesis is 
required for graduation. 

Senior seminars will present for study a specific topic or problem in a major area. And as 
in the case of the Junior General Seminar, syllabi of these courses will be placed in the library 
for student examination and choice several months prior to the offering of such seminars. Based 
on student interest and personal study, a professor is free to change from year to year the topics 
or problems he may wish to consider in the Senior Seminar he conducts. 

10. The Christian Faith and Great Issues — one mass lecture and one seminar of two hours 
each week. 

This course is designed to confront the student with the relevance of the Christian faith to 
current community and world issues. Professors and guest lecturers will speak on major domes- 
tic, international and topical issues which will be discussed with students in small group-discus- 
sion sessions that follow each lecture. 

11. Major Field of Study 

Ordinarily students will choose an area of concentration, such as Chemistry, Physics, Art or 
Sociology, in the second semester of the Sophomore year and only after consultation with and 
approval from the members of the staff in whose field specialized study is sought. At this time 
each student will submit also his or her program of study for the final two years of college to 
the faculty Committee on Academic Review. This committee will evaluate the student's proposed 
schedule of courses and make recommendations if necessary. 

Students must satisfactorily complete work in a major subject and will receive credit towards 
graduation for not more than twelve courses in the major field of concentration. They must dem- 
onstrate also on a comprehensive examination in their major a thorough grasp of the subject 
and/or present a thesis. 


A major will be offered in each of the following subjects: 

^^ , Spanish Language Political Science 

Classical Languages j i i. t. n u i 

1 f '"^'i Literature Psychology 

T7 1- 1- T „ Music Sociology 

English Language "•' 

and Literature Philosophy 

French Language Religion Biology 

and Literature Chemistry 

German Language Economics and Business Mathematics 

and Literature History Physics 

Freshmen who are planning to major in Music will take the course "Theory and Tonal Har- 
mony" in lieu of the first courses in Mathematics or Science which they will take at a later time. 

Courses in the field of Education that lead to a teaching certificate at the secondary level 

will be offered. 

12. The Mid-Winter Semester. This progra m is introduced each year between the Fall Se- 
mester (beginning in early September and ending prior to the Christmas recess) and the Spring 
Semester (beginning in early February and ending in late May). Its purpose is to foster, early 
in the college career of each student, independent initiative through a program of guided inde- 
pendent study and research. It presents an opportunity for intensive and extensive study in an 
area of choice and under the close supervision of a professor who will hold a minimum of two 
scheduled conferences weekly with each of the approximately fifteen students he will direct dur- 
ing this period. Each student must participate in this program. 

During the freshman and sophomore years s tudents will have their choice ordinarily of doing 
their research in conjunction with one of the cou rses taken in the preceding Fall Semester and the 
grade in that course will be withheld until the end of the Mid-Winter Semester. In the junior 
year the research will be in conjunction with the Junior General Seminar the student chose for 
study during the previous Fall Semester and a grade in the Seminar will be reported at the end 
of this period. During the senior year the time available to the student will be used in prepar- 
ing for a comprehensive examination in the maj or field or in doing thesis research. It is assumed 
that junior and senior students will need less guidance in this program due to their earlier ex- 
periences in independent study and research. 

Students who demonstrate inadequate proficiency in the use of English or in reading skills 
will be required to take remedial work under the guidance of the remedial instructor until the 
time they are able to demonstrate the desired standard of proficiency. No course credit shall be 
offered for such work and students enrolled in this program the first semester of their freshman 
year will take such work in lieu of one of the regularly scheduled courses. 



Admission to Florida Presbyterian College is based on several important factors: past aca- 
demic performance, competitive achievement evaluation, and personal qualifications as evidenced 
by character, breadth of activity, and personal development. Emphasis is placed on admitting 
students with high potential for acquiring the quality education for which this college was founded. 

All applicants for admission are given careful consideration by the Admissions Committee 
and each factor is carefully weighed in relation to the others. Formal interviews are not re- 
quued but are helpful to the Admissions Committee. In some cases an interview may be re- 
quested by the Committee. 


Certain steps taken in proper sequence facilitate the admissions procedure. 

1. Application to take certain tests from the College Entrance E.xamination Board should be 
initiated by the applicant. 

2. Early in the senior year of high school candidates should write to the Director of Admis- 
sions, Florida Presbyterian College, for an application form and a transcript form. A 
formal application for admission, along with an application fee of $10.00, should be 
completed and returned to the Admissions Director. (This fee is non-refundable but is 
applied to the tuition charge.) The apphcant should request that the principal of the 
high school from which he is to graduate send a transcript of his record to the Admis- 
sions Director of Florida Presbyterian College. 

3. Scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the English Composition Achievement Test 
of the College Entrance Examination Board should be sent to the Director of Admissions 
of the college. 


The Scholastic Aptitude Test and the English Composition Achievement Test of the College 
Entrance E.xamination Board are required of all candidates. Two additional achievement tests 
can be selected from twelve choices at no additional cost and are highly recommended but not 
required. These tests are given in testing centers throughout the country at specified times. 

At least six weeks before the date on which the test is to be taken, the candidate should 
write directly to the following address for an application: College Entrance Examination Board, 
Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey. The Board will also send an information booklet giving full 
details about testing centers and the tests available. The Board will send the test results di- 
rectly to the colleges designated by the applicant. 



The applicant for admission to the Freshman class must have completed the graduation 
requirements and demonstrated academic competence in an accredited high school or prepara- 
tory school. Even though the academic record will be judged primarily in respect to breadth 
and standing in scholastic endeavor rather than specific units of work, certain courses are strongly 
recommended: four years of English, three years of mathematics, two years of a foreign lan- 
guage or languages, one year of history, and one year of science. 


Florida Presbyterian College will compile a complete file on each applicant for admission. 
This individual compilation will include the original request for admission information, tran- 
scripts from the applicant's high school or preparatory school, test scores, personal recommend- 
ations and any other pertinent information submitted or gathered. This file will be the basis 
for first selections of candidates by the Admissions Committee in Januaiy of each year. 

The applications of the majority of candidates for admission will be held for further con- 
sideration after this preliminary review and screening. All candidates will be notified following 
this meeting as to whether or not they have been accepted, rejected, or if their applications are 
being considered further. 

During February, March and April, additional information from apphcants is gathered, re- 
viewed and additional decisions on admission are made by the Committee. Final decisions on 
all applications will be completed in May and all applicants will be notified of their status. At 
this time a small number of individuals will be put on a waiting list for admission in the event 
that any accepted candidates may choose to cancel their matriculation at Florida Presbyterian 

All candidates will be required to deposit $50 with the Admissions Director of the College 
upon notification of acceptance. This money will be credited to the student's tuition charge 
upon enrollment in the College. 


In certain instances involving students academically advanced for further high school level 
training, or persons over twenty-one years of age the entrance requirements may be waived. 
Each case will be given careful consideration by the Admissions Committee. 



A student at another college or uni\ersitv, wishing to transfer to Florida Presbyterian Col- 
lege, should complete the requirements for admission listed previously and should also submit 
a transcript of his college record with a catalog and a statement from the college of his or her 
academic standing and personal qualifications. Transfer credit from other institutions approved 
by the Regional Accrediting Agency will be received in full, pro\'ided the courses taken corre- 
spond to work offered at Florida Presbyterian College and receive approval of the academic 
division concerned. Grades below C are not accepted for transfer credit. 


Upon acceptance for admission to the college, a medical examination form will be sent to 
a physician specified by the appointee on the application form. This should be completed by 
the physician within the three-month period prior to college entrance. It should reach the Di- 
rector of Admissions by August 20 of the year of entrance. 


Interesting, informative and productive tliree day orientation conferences are held during 
the summer months. Each incoming Freshman is asked to attend one of these and has a choice 
of attending one of twelve such sessions. They will be spaced throughout the summer so as to 
make attendance con\'enient to any incoming Freshman. 

Each conference will be limited to 35 students and will afford ample opportunity for 
meeting the college staff and other students. Such activities as pre-registration, book purchases, 
room assignments, course counseling and general college orientation are included. Also, at this 
time vocational guidance tests are given and other additional appraisals are made. 

The expense of this conference is included in the general fee charge. Parents are cordially 
invited to attend all or part of this program. 


A new institution may request examination for accreditation only after conferring a degree 
upon its first graduate. Florida Presbyterian College will request this examination in order to 
achie\'e membership in The Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools at the 
earliest opportunity. On the basis of emphasis on quality education, an outstanding faculty and 
excellent financial backing by both Synods of the Presbyterian Church and friends of the col- 
lege, accreditation standards of the association will be more than met from the date of enroll- 
ment of the first student. When accreditation is granted, it applies retroactively to all graduates 
of the institution. 



A quality college education is of everlasting value, and like most things of value must be 
attained at a substantial cost. However, no parent or prospective student should consider it as 
too costly. At first view, the yearly expense might seem prohibitive; however, the rewards re- 
ceived e.xperientially and financially in time far exceed the amount invested. It is important to 
realize also that a college education can be financed in the same manner as one does a car, a 
house or other tangible items. Too, it is worth remembering that payments by students cover 
only about 50 per cent of the instructional and operating costs of the college. This means that 
the student receives an education at a discount of approximately 50 per cent from its actual cost. 

Florida Presbyterian College is able to give financial assistance to promising students. This 
assistance is available through scholarships, self-help employment and loan funds. 


Most important in the program of financial aid are the Honor and Achie\ement Scholarships. 
Eight Honor Scholarships awarded each year offer a stipend up to 81,000, and six Achievement 
Scholarships a stipend up to S500. They are available to incoming Freshman and are renewable 
for four years. 

In accordance with the philosophy of tlie College Scholarship Service, scholarship winners 
are selected entirely on merit; the financial award is then adjusted to the need of the recipient. 
Need is determined in accordance with the Parents' Confidential Financial Statement of College 
Scholarship Service. 

In practical terms, this means that a student who earns the honor and prestige of a scholar- 
ship may receive a financial award varying from zero to the maximum stipend. Regardless of the 
initial stipend, the scholarship winner has the satisfaction and security of a paid-up "educational 
insurance policy." In case of financial emergency in the family, the award may be adjusted from 
an honorary one to the full amount. 


A relatively substantial number of students can earn part of their expenses through part-time 
work in the administrative and faculty offices, laboratories, library, dining rooms, etc. Also, ample 
opportunities for part-time work exist in the surrounding communit}'. Compensation is approxi- 
mately $250 per academic year for a 10 hour per week work assignment. Assistance in gaining 
summer employment will be offered all students desiring to earn part of their expenses during 
those weeks. 



The college has available a limited amount of money to be used in a Student Loan Fund. 
Loans are made only to students who need financial assistance. Up to $400 per year may be bor- 
rowed tlirough this program. No interest is charged on these loans while the student is in college. 
For the five years immediately following departure from college, the interest rate is 4V2 per cent 
per year; after that time the rate is 6 per cent per year. 


Students wishing to apply for one or more of the aforementioned financial aid programs should 
write for application blanks to the Director of Admissions. Applications should be completed and 
returned no later than March. However, applications will be acted upon as soon as completed 
and consequently the earlier they are received, the faster a decision can be rendered. 


The following is an itemized statement of expenses for an academic year at Florida 
Presbyterian College. It does not include personal items such as clothing, laundry, travel or 
amusement. Each student will supply his or her own bedding — sheets, pillowcases, blankets, etc. 


Tuition and Fees $925.00 

(Fees include summer orientation program, registration fee, health and physical 
education, student activities fee, artist series, and laboratory fees.) 

Meals 400.00 

Room Non-airconditioned 150.00 

Airconditioned 187.50 

Tuition charge in excess of 16 semester hours per semester $25 per hour 


A deposit of $50 is payable at time of acceptance in addition to the $10 application fee. This 
fee is non-refundable and is applied to the tuition charge. Sixty per cent of the remaining expense 
is due at entrance in September and the balance by November 10. However, special arrange- 
ments for monthly payment may be made tlirough the office of the business manager. 

Matriculation in the college is considered a contract binding the student and his parents for 
tuition and fees for the entire semester. Any student withdrawing after ten weeks will receive no 
refund of tuition and fees. Up until ten weeks refunds will be made except that 10 per cent will 
be retained for each week in residence. No refund of dormitory room rent can be made unless 
the student's place in the dormitory can be utilized. 


Laundry, $80.00; Books, $75.00; Health Insurance Policy, $9.00. Special courses in organ, 
piano, voice and instrument shall be handled on a fee per lesson basis. 




Seldom, if ever, has a new educational institution been blessed with a physical installation to 
compare with the first, interim campus of Florida Presbyterian College. The City of St. Petersburg 
has made available the facilities of its newly modernized, air-conditioned Maritime School, located 
directly on Bayboro Harbor on Tampa Bay, only minutes from downtown St. Petersburg. 

This waterfront facility includes every feature needed to accommodate a co-educational stu- 
dent body of 600, as well as all administrative and faculty offices. The dormitories are spacious, 
safe, clean and comfortable. There is a large, well-designed auditorium. The cafeteria is large 
and provides well-balanced, varied meals. The classrooms are air-conditioned. A fine library is 
in working operation on the campus. An Olympic-size swimming pool, complete with dressing 
rooms, showers and lockers, is included on campus. In short, Florida Presbyterian College's facili- 
ties, from the day the first students enroll, will be as modern and complete as those of many older 

The interim campus is located on First Street Soutli in St. Petersburg and, while it is a very 
short distance from downtown, it is away from the city activity. Less than one mile away is the 
beautifully landscaped Waterfront Park, with its shaded walks and Softball diamonds. Here, too, 
is famous Al Lang Field, winter home for the St. Louis Cardinals professional baseball team and 
scene of many spring "big league" exhibition games. The charter students of the college will 
enjoy a truly fine campus. 


The new campus of Florida Presbyterian College is located on appro.ximately 260 acres on the 
waterfront of Boca Ciega Bay on St. Petersburg's south side. Developed on a virgin, tropical site, 
.A^it is destined to be one of the most beautiful campuses in America. 
\, The campus plan has been created by the famous architectural firms of Perkins and Will of 
Chicago; Connell, Pierce, Garland and Friedman of Miami; land and campus planner, Jeffer- 
son Hamilton. All have worked in the closest association with Dr. William Kadel and the 
founders of the college. The campus and its facilities have been designed to express the mutual 
relationship of the student's mental, spiritual and physical-social life. It has been hailed as a land- 
mark in American college campus planning. 

The basic organization of the campus recognizes the three-part theme of mental, spiritual 
and physical, with its center core consisting of the library, the chapel and the student union 
located around a large pool at the heart of the campus. The design follows the college's organiza- 
tional system of three major educational di\isions. Humanities, History and Social Studies, and 
Mathematics and Natural Sciences. 


The completely new, permanent campus, scheduled to be occupied in September, 1962, will 
include the following facilities for the student body of 1,200 young men and women: 

Library: Stack space for 100,000 volumes, space for 400 readers, seminars, conference rooms, 
classrooms, study carrels (cubicles), exhibition area, audio-visual library, rare book library. 

Mathematics and Science: Science lecture room seating 200, preparation area, display, 40 indi- 
vidual laboratories, faculty offices, four biology labs, two physics labs, and four chemistry labs. 

Humanities and Social Studies: Teaching auditorium seating 400, lecture room seating 100, two 
lecture rooms seating 60, classrooms seating 40 and 20, seminar rooms seating 18 and 10, faculty 
offices, individual study cubicles. A modern Language Laboratory that will accommodate 35 stu- 
dents each class period. 

Fine Arts Center: Fine arts studios, offices, library and exhibit area, music rehearsal studios, choir 
and orchestra rooms, drama and speech rooms, television and radio studios, control rooms. 

Auditorium: 1,200 seat capacity, lobby, stage, dressing rooms, work shop, projection room. 
Outdoor Theater: 1,000 seating capacity, outdoor stage. 

Chapel: 1,500 seating capacity, organ, chaplain's suite, choir rehearsal room, tower and carillon. 

Union: Cafeteria-kitchen, faculty club, private dining. Lounge — exhibits, reading, checking 
room. Coffee shop — kitchen, post office, game room, campus supply store. Student organiza- 
tions office, student publications, alumni offices, chaplain's office. 

Health Service: Examination facilities, offices, infirmary facilities, kitchen. 

Physical Education: Field house, locker facilities, offices, public toilet facilities, outdoor swim- 
ming pool, spectator seating. 

Central Supply and Maintenance: Repair shop, receiving and storage area, garage. 

Student Residence: Three clusters with six 50 student houses (16 one-man rooms, 17 two-man 
rooms, lounge, storage room, counselor's apartment), six dining rooms, central kitchen, parking 

Administration: Business unit with offices, general office, waiting room. External affairs and 
executive unit with president's suite, private offices, conference room, waiting area, work rooms. 
Internal affairs unit with dean's office, dean of men office, dean of women office, guidance, testing, 
record rooms, admission office. 

This is Florida Presbyterian College's campus ... a campus providing all the facilities which 
will help make possible the institution's dedication to the maintenance and enhancement of a 
program of quality education in a Christian environment. 



Florida Presbyterian College provides a residential student life, with the vast majority of its 
undergraduates living on campus. This residential principle has special strengths in keeping with 
the college's program of a Christian environment of learning, where there is a consistent interrela- 
tionship of individuals, each to the other and each to the whole, with all committed to educational 
experiences of lasting value. The young men and women in residence at the college will have 
opportunities to learn from their friends and associates, to acquire understanding, leadership and 
tolerance, to practice free, democratic courses of action, individually and collectively, and to 
strengthen character and to develop responsibility, all while increasing intellectual powers 
through the academic processes. In most American Christian institutions of higher learning the 
residential experience for undergraduates has proven to be of important, lasting value. 

Student Government will be an important part of campus life at the college. Collective action 
by undergradutes in the area of self-government is vital to the education for living afforded by 
the college. Basic to this program of self-discipline is the Florida Presbyterian College Honor 
System, enforced and maintained by the undergraduates tliemselves. The Honor System will 
permeate every aspect of undergraduate activity, academic and social. It is predicated on 
Christian values and in its practice contributes dynamically to the development of emerging, 
mature human beings. 


Each student is assigned a faculty advisor during the summer Pre-coUege Conference. On 
the day prior to the opening of the fall semester, the faculty advisor meets with his students and 
spends the day preparing them for the college program. The advisor schedules periodic confer- 
ences during the year with each student and is available for additional meetings when requested. 


Florida Presbyterian College offers a professional counseling and guidance service to all stu- 
dents. The purpose of this service is to help young people to know themselves better in regards 
to personal strengths and potential. Problems of a personal, academic and vocational nature are 
handled on a confidential and professional basis. 

Some general vocational guidance is begun during the summer Pre-College Conference 
which each student is asked to attend. This can be continued and pursued at any time during the 
student's college career. There is no cost for this program to students. 



During the Pre-College Conference and throughout the extent of the student's college career, 
specialized instruction and training in reading and study habits is available. A full time staff mem- 
ber will be responsible for the program and a similar program in remedial English. 


Students are entitled to medical attention and to the services of a trained nurse throughout 
the academic year except in the case of protracted illness. Students pay for any special drugs 
and prescriptions used. The college will also have a physician on a consulting basis. All students 
are required to have adequate health and accident insurance coverage. For those who wish it, 
the college makes available a Medical Expense Reimbursement Insurance Plan. A detailed 
description of this plan is mailed to each student during the summer prior to entering college. 


Books and other materials required for undergraduate study will be available to students at 
the bookstore on campus. Both new and used texts will be available and the store will be 
stocked to meet the needs and requirements of all divisions and courses within the college. 


In addition to the required program in physical education for the freshman and sophomore 
years, an integral part of the curriculum, Florida Presbyterian College will conduct an intensive 
program in intramural sports of all kinds for both men and women. Emphasis at the college, in 
keeping with its Florida waterfront environment, will be on water sports activities — swimming, 
boating, sailing, crew, water skiing, skin diving, etc. A limited program of intercollegiate 
athletics will be undertaken for students who desire to compete at a varsity level and who 
possess the skills to do so. It is planned that this program will be in effect for a selected number 
of sports by the time four full classes are enrolled at the college. 


The college will undertake an annual program of concerts and lectures to be known as the 
Artist Series. This extra-curricular program will afford undergradutes, faculty and residents of 
the St. Petersburg area an opportunity to experience programs presented by outstanding musicians 
and musical organizations, as well as presentations by leading personalities in the fields of the 
arts, literature, politics, science and international affairs. 



The Florida Presbyterian College education has been designed to be a complete entity in 
itself. It affords students depth and breadth, and throughout it encourages individual intellectual 
and personal achie\ement. By its nature, it will prove an excellent training base for those stu- 
dents who wish to pursue advanced work in a specialized field. It is e.xpected that a substantial 
number of graduates will go on to some form of graduate study ... in education, medicine, law, 
the ministry, the sciences, the humanities, engineering, the social sciences and other fields. 

An office to assist undergraduates in obtaining permanent positions after recei\ing their 
degree will be open to all students. The Placement Office will arrange visits for companies and 
governmental agencies seeking personal interviews and programs with students. In addition, 
the Placement Office will undertake special activities to assist those graduates who seek oppor- 
tunities in teaching. 

A continuing program of alumni participation and association with Florida Presbyterian Col- 
lege will be established. The "Bulletin" of the college will keep all alumni in touch with the 
policies, growth and activities of the college, its undergraduates, faculty, alumni and projects. 
Faculty — Alumni seminars will be scheduled periodically. In these and other ways, the graduates 
of Florida Presbyterian College will be joined through the years to the continuing life of the col- 
lege. The institution will endeavor to continue, as it did during the undergraduate years, to 
serve as a great stimulus to the men and women who came to it seeking a qualitv' Christian edu- 
cation and who have gone into the world as responsible, mature individuals. 

Florida Presbyterian College . . . 

"With students next semester, with the outstanding facuhij which 
has been engaged, with a curricuhim ready to operate, with a iveU- 
equipped library, and icith unusuaUy fine facilities which do not 
appear to be temporary in any way, this college is worthy of atten- 
tion. I do believe that the citizens of Florida as well as a large 
constituency in the Northern and Southern Presbyterian Churches 
are building a college of high quality in program, faculty and 

Dr. Gordon Sweet, Executive Secretary 

Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 

October 1959